New York, NY: An $11.75 million settlement has been tentatively agreed in the Wellbutrin XL antitrust class action filed against Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). If you bought Wellbutrin XL® or its Generic equivalent, the proposed class action settlement could affect you.
This matter is a lawsuit against Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly Biovail Corp. ("Biovail"), and SmithKline Beecham Corporation doing business as GlaxoSmithKline and GlaxoSmithKline plc (collectively "GSK") (together with Biovail, "Defendants"), the companies that manufactured and marketed the antidepressant Wellbutrin XL.
The lawsuit, entitled In re: Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 8-cv-2433, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleges the pharmaceutical manufacturers worked together to delay the availability of less expensive, generic versions of Wellbutrin XL. Anyone who purchased Wellbutrin XL or its generic equivalent in the following states may be eligible to claim part of the settlement, if it is approved: California, Florida, Nevada, New York, Tennessee and/or Wisconsin.
For additional information regarding this lawsuit, proposed settlement, and for obtaining a Claim, visit: http://www.wxlclassaction.com/.
Was put on Welbutrin XL for life, lasted abt ten years. Had to take myself off it. Many side effects including loud ear ringing, anxiety, aggression, vision problems. Am waiting to hear about this lawsuit, submitted the info above
Posted by brant fam
my husband took this medication and now he has a hyperthyroidism and his stomach is in constant pain and his heart rate is fast then normal and lost extreme amount of weight went from 180 to 136 and found out that it caused anorexia, what do we do?
Posted by Sandy
Was never told of all the horrible side effects, constant ringing in the ears, anxiety, blurred vision, no control over spending, very compulsive behavior, suicidal thoughts. Took myself off it after 12 years, was told I needed it for life to control my depression........ Theres alot more but I am not putting it here.
Posted by Daniel Jaeger
I have been on Bupropion 150 mg since 10/07/17,I have constant ear ringing and sometimes blurred vision.I told my doctor and he took me off,11/20/17
My ear ringing and blurred vision still persist.What should I do?
Posted by Colleen Rosenberg
I have been taking Wellbutrin for about one year. I have buzzing in both ears and ear pain. I'm getting very worried as the buzzing, is getting louder. I've been reading more about people who are experiencing the same symptoms and some losing hearing completely.
Isn't there some way to find out the truth of what this drug does?
Posted by deb
I contacted the FDA about things I am experiencing. I have blurred vision to where I cant see out of left eye 80% now. I have insomnia and was a mom that was proud that I could play with my grandkids because I took care of myself. I gained over 60 pds. I am dizzy off balance. I want my life back it hasn't helped depression I hate the person I see in the mirror and I keep away from people because I'm not the happy person I was...
Posted by Danielle Bowen
I came across this and wanted to find out if some of my issues are caused by this medication that I took from 1998- 2012. Suicidle attempts, not rationale thoughts. My blood work was always questioned. I have lost my memory. My liver panel is always questioned... I seem to know have nodules in my thyroid. I could go on if I could remember more...
But very interested to find out if there is anything I can do?
Posted by Amy Powell
Ive been on wellbutrin about 8 yrs. It has caused me very blurred vision and severe incontinence. Can you help me
Posted by Shelly
I would really like to know why Minnesota because I've been on this medicine for about ten yrs. The Dr never listened to me about the effects it had. I even had surgery on my left ulner nerve for losing use of my fingers, hand. I haven't been able to work or function normally for yrs. My eye sight has gotten really bad, have a really hard time driving at night but I always had 20/20 vision. I even ran my car off the road. No energy, memory loss has gotten worst all the time, things that came easy to me before are like new things I haven't learned before, I feel like a complete dizzy case. Tremors I've had for awhile now, my spending put me homeless. I use to run a cleaning business that I couldn't imagine doing now & was very good at it! Please tell me why Minnesota is not in this lawsuit when it's affected my life so rapidly? I've been disabled for yrs, have had to get social services involved in my life to hello keep me in a house, not homeless. please help me also.
Posted by Tiffany Webb
Dewana Young, I feel and personally know your pain. Stop it now. Get off now. I end up homeless for two years. I went from $100K salary, workers' comp injury. 10 years of medication has cost me everything. My business, my condo. I had $250K in the bank 3 years ago. Now, I have nothing. The shopping was out of control. I couldn't stop. It WAS NOT ME. I use to manage huge financial projects, a genius with financials. Saved the City of Oakland thousands but suddenly I couldn't remember when I last used my credit card. My FICO is in the trash. I'm ruined. And the doctors could CARE LESS. If you have good one, hold on, if not, jump ship and find someone who will care whether you actually have a quality of life. If there's a class action sign me up. I'm tired of being a guinea pig. I'm still detoxing so forgive me if the sentences are flowing but the words are true.
Posted by Dewana Young
I have been on Wellbutrin for years. I have developed symptoms similar to Parkinson's. Been to Neuromuscular Specialist at Mayo Clinic and Houston. No genetic disease but Was told it may be my medication and Mayo was concerned about Wellbutrin. After getting off all medications for 3 weeks my tremors decreased tremendously and my cognitive issues were improving. I introduced Wellbutrin first and was in a seizure like state, tremors and neuro problems became back worse. I quit after second dose. I have neuro muscular damage affecting all parts of my body. I live on pain meds daily. I have almost lost my personal business and am trying to sell. I've. basically become disable and can't function as a business owner, wife or mother. I'm 53 and my who world has stopped. I wonder if I have a claim. I only see claims for pregnant people. I have lost so much. Depleted savings. Husband has had to pull out of his retirement to help pay expenses. All because this medicine has damaged my neuromuscular system and only doctor/facility who half way regognized Wellbutrin could be causing and have caused damage is Mayo and I can't afford to go back for several weeks like they requested. They don't know if permanent and won't know as it may take years for my body to heal itself. Any help for me?
Posted by Leslie Wirges
I took Wellbutrin for a few months and lost a great part of my eye sight. My eyes continue to get worse. This is not a medicine that needs to be on the market. Just wanted others to know.
Posted by Rodney
Please tell me more about this. I lived in, MN, ND and CO. Does that mean I can't be a part of the lawsuit?
Posted by Angelique Regner
I have been on this medication for 8 plus years and came across an article regarding a class action suit. Just wanted more information.
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